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LaGrange County Library News


Book sale...

The Friends of the Library will be hosting a book sale during normal library hours beginning Monday, April 22, through Saturday, April 27, at the LaGrange County Public Library on Spring St. in LaGrange.

Come shop a huge selection of used and/or donated books at rock-bottom prices.

Early admission for Friends of the LaGrange County Public Library membership card holders only will be from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

To become a Friend of the Library, pick up an application at any branch of the library.

Finance workshop...

A program on “Where Does Your Money Go?” will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Topeka Branch Library.

Does your money run out before the end of the month? Is it difficult to pay your bills on time? Do you wish you had more money? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this program is for you!

Attendees will learn to:

·     Recognize where your money goes.

·     Stop “spending leaks.”

·     Develop a spending-savings plan.

Call 260-499-6334 to register. The program is being presented by Ann Fremion, Extension educator, Purdue Extension LaGrange County.

Genealogy assistance...

Genealogy assistance is available at the LaGrange County Public Library from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

Volunteers from the LaGrange County Genealogical Society will be in the Genealogy Department every Wednesday to help the public with family history questions and challenges.

Tablet and eReader discussion group...

A tablet and eReader discussion group will meet from 10- 11 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at the LaGrange County Public Library on Spring St.

Bring your tablet and/or eReader and share tips, tricks, and favorite apps with others.

Second Saturday Book Club...

The Second Saturday Book Club will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the LaGrange County Public Library on Spring St.

This month, the club will be discussing: Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen. From 1914-1931, Danish aristocrat Baroness Karen Blixen owned and operated a coffee plantation in Kenya. After the plantation failed, she returned to Europe and began to write under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa gives a true account of her life in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives; of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom; of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her; of primitive festivals; of big game that was her near neighbors – lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes – and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

The book club is open to anyone age 16 and older who wishes to attend.


Prof. Snoozy and friends...

In honor of National Library Week, April 15-20, April’s stories will reflect on the many fun uses of the public library.

Story times are Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be no story times on April 23 or April 30.

Introducing Lego Club!...

A new Lego Club for kids in 1st through 6th grade is forming at the LaGrange County Library. The Lego Club will meet at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the LaGrange County Public Library on Spring St. in LaGrange.

Each time the club meets, there will be something new to build. For the first meeting, the creations will be placed on display at the library.

Movie of the Month...

The first installment of Tolkien’s masterpiece brought to life on the big screen, “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey,” will be shown at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12. The movie is rated PG13, so no one under age 13 will be admitted without an adult.

Family Movie Night...

The Topeka Branch Library will host Family Movie Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, showing “Rise of the Guardians.”

Prickly’s Story Time...

Story time in Topeka with Prickly and Librarian Laurel Nelson is now at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Topeka Branch Library.